Cancer Risk

CDC: Tobacco-Linked Cancers Still Make Up 40 Percent of All Cancers

CDC: Tobacco-Linked Cancers Still Make Up 40 Percent of All Cancers

Fewer people smoking, but cancer burden still high in the U.S.

Snus Linked to Higher Risk of Prostate Cancer Mortality

Snus Linked to Higher Risk of Prostate Cancer Mortality

Safety of the smokeless tobacco product called into question after a study links it to increased prostate cancer mortality.

Obesity Increases Risk for Secondary Primary Cancers in Men

Obesity Increases Risk for Secondary Primary Cancers in Men

There is a higher risk of secondary primary cancer in obese male survivors versus the general population.

Helicobacter Pylori and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Helicobacter Pylori and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the links, both negative and positive, that Helicobacter pylori may have with gastric and other cancer types.

Western Diet May Help Contribute to Dense Breasts

Western Diet May Help Contribute to Dense Breasts

Study data indicate that women who ate a Western diet also had 46 percent higher risk of breast cancer.

Cumulative Cancer Risk in TP53+ Patients Varies by Cancer Type

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Cumulative Cancer Risk in TP53+ Patients Varies by Cancer Type

No Association Between Erectile Dysfunction Drugs and Prostate Cancer

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Despite previous research demonstrating that the use of PDE-5 inhibitors such as sildenafil, tadalafil, and vardenafil may reduce the risk for developing prostate cancer, a new study suggests that these agents do not prevent prostate cancer.

Water Contaminated With Arsenic Linked to Skin Cancer in U.S.

Water Contaminated With Arsenic Linked to Skin Cancer in U.S.

Association occurred at arsenic concentrations below 2001 EPA maximum.

Researchers Estimate Familial Prostate Cancer Risk

Researchers Estimate Familial Prostate Cancer Risk

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Researchers in Sweden have, for the first time, estimated the risk of developing various types of prostate cancer for men with brothers and/or fathers with the disease.

Diabetes Associated With Higher Risk of Most Cancers During Certain Time Periods

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Patients with diabetes had a significantly higher risk of most cancers, but only in the 10 years prior to and in the 3 months after diabetes diagnosis.

aHSCT Should Be Standard of Care for HIV-Related Lymphoma

aHSCT Should Be Standard of Care for HIV-Related Lymphoma

Patients living with HIV are at high risk for lymphoma,according to recent study data, and recent autologous hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation may be preferable for these patients.

Midlife PSA Levels Can Predict Future Lethal Prostate Cancer

Midlife PSA Levels Can Predict Future Lethal Prostate Cancer

PSA levels in midlife strongly predict future lethal prostate cancer risk in U.S. cohort.

Fluoridated Water (Fact Sheet)

Fluoridated Water (Fact Sheet)

Water fluoridation began in the United States in 1945, and possible connections between cancer and fluoridation have been debated since.

Moderate Link for Automated and Clinical Breast Density Measures

Moderate Link for Automated and Clinical Breast Density Measures

Both automated and clinical assessments of breast density are associated with breast cancer risk.

Well Water a Suspected Cause of Bladder Cancer in New England

Well Water a Suspected Cause of Bladder Cancer in New England

Researchers believe arsenic exposure might contribute to higher-than-normal rates of bladder cancer in the region.

AACR: Oral Bacteria Tied to Pancreatic Cancer Risk

AACR: Oral Bacteria Tied to Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Two strains of oral bacteria -- P. gingivalis and A. actinomycetemcomitans -- have been linked to higher risk of pancreatic cancer.

Sugar and Cancer: Mitigating the Affects of Diet on Cancer

Sugar and Cancer: Mitigating the Affects of Diet on Cancer

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Food speaks to our genes; its message or signal can turn the immune system on or off. Consumption of a high carbohydrate or sugar diet can increase risk of cancer.

Light-Use Waterpipe Smoking Can Harm the Lungs

Light-Use Waterpipe Smoking Can Harm the Lungs

Findings in waterpipe smokers include both biological and clinical abnormalities in greater numbers versus nonsmokers.

Increase in Genetic Risk of Breast Cancer Triggered by Alcohol Consumption

Increase in Genetic Risk of Breast Cancer Triggered by Alcohol Consumption

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Researchers identified a cancer-causing gene triggered by alcohol use, providing a link between alcohol and breast cancer in cell-based research.

Higher Mole Count Doesn't Always Correspond to Higher Melanoma Risk

Higher Mole Count Doesn't Always Correspond to Higher Melanoma Risk

Physicians shouldn't rely on mole count as the only reason to perform skin exams for melanoma.

Risk for Some Secondary Cancers After Radiotherapy For Prostate Cancer is Increased

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Although reported absolute rates of second malignancies after radiotherapy for prostate cancer are very low, it is associated with higher rates of bladder, colon, and rectal cancers in patients who undergo radiotherapy for prostate cancer.

Breast Cancer Risk Higher in Latinas Who Consume Processed Meats

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Eating processed meats such as bacon and sausage may increase the risk for breast cancer in Latinas, while the same association was not found in white women.

Agent Orange Linked to Bladder Cancer

Agent Orange Linked to Bladder Cancer

New evidence links exposure to the herbicide Agent Orange with bladder cancer and hypothyroidism among U.S. military personnel.

Cigar Smoking and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Cigar Smoking and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines links between cigar smoking and cancer risk.

Thyroid Function Level Associated With Breast Cancer Risk

Thyroid Function Level Associated With Breast Cancer Risk

An increased risk of breast cancer observed in women with hyperthyroidism, and a lower risk for hypothyroidism.

Risk of Breast Cancer or Thyroid Cancer Higher Following a Diagnosis of the Other Cancer Type

Risk of Breast Cancer or Thyroid Cancer Higher Following a Diagnosis of the Other Cancer Type

Review found increased odds for developing thyroid or breast cancer as secondary malignancy after the other cancer type was diagnosed.

Earlier and More Frequent Tanning Bed Use by Women Associated With Melanoma Incidence and Age at Diagnosis

Earlier and More Frequent Tanning Bed Use by Women Associated With Melanoma Incidence and Age at Diagnosis

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Younger age at first use and more frequent use of indoor tanning beds are largely responsible for the steep increase in melanoma diagnoses in women younger than 40 years.

Lipofilling of Breast Not Linked to Breast Cancer Recurrence

Lipofilling of Breast Not Linked to Breast Cancer Recurrence

No increase in locoregional recurrence, systemic recurrence, or second breast cancer observed following breast lipofilling procedure.

Lethal Prostate Cancer Risk Lower With Regular Aspirin Use

Lethal Prostate Cancer Risk Lower With Regular Aspirin Use

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The risk of lethal prostate cancer, but not of overall, high-grade, or advanced cancers, was reduced with regular aspirin use.

Survivors of Childhood Cancer Affecting Vision Prone to Long-term Health Issues

Survivors of Childhood Cancer Affecting Vision Prone to Long-term Health Issues

Lifelong screening is recommended for survivors of childhood cancer that affects the vision, in order to detect issues early.

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